James Brown


Funeral services for the late James "Scooter" Brown will be held on  Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  at New Haven M.B. Church located at 404 West St. West Helena.

Rev. Rodney Corbin will officiate.

Visitation will be from  12:00-6:00 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home.

Interment will be held at Jackson Memorial Garden Lexa, Arkansas.

James "Scooter" Brown Jr., was born May 3, 1929 to James Brown Sr., and Connie Brown in Lexa, Arkansas. James developed a relationship with the Lord later in his life and studied the word of God.

James attended Eliza Miller School until death of his mother, when he left to help take care of his family. After a stint on the family farm, Scooter sought more lucrative work at the mill in town. He would go on to marry Carrie Arrington and three children would be born to their union. Pursuing more for his family and himself, he joined the army. He served in the Army during World War I I and received the WWII Army Victory Medal after being wounded and received an honorable discharge. He returned home and back to the mill. Unbeknownst to him Mr. Kessler noticed on his daily walks home from work and offered him an apprenticeship. Scooter being steadfast and hardworking soon earned the title of Master Carpenter, leaving his mark on many homes and buildings in Helena West - Helena.

Throughout his life he lived many cities but his heart remained in Helena, where he spent his later years. He spent his time gardening, with his family, nurturing friendships, and strengthening his relationship with God. Scooter weathered the storms of life the best he could. We lay to rest a son, husband and father that was greatly loved.

James is preceded in death by his parents, wife Carrie Arrington Brown,  and grandson Raymond Brown.

He leaves to cherish his memories: Three children, James Brown III, Vincent Brown, and Gloria (Greg) Corbin. Eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, a host of cousin and a beloved companion, Alice McKay.

We Entrusted Our Love One James "Scooter " Brown To the Caring and Professional Staff of Stephens Funeral Home.